Doctoral Education Conference


Supporting and Inspiring Research and Scholarship in Nursing Education

January 16, 2025
Research Leadership Network (RLN) Program

The AACN Research Leadership Network (RLN) invites nursing faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs to this annual breakfast workshop on advancing nursing science with cutting-edge research methods. All are welcome to attend and to explore the use of big data and its application to omics research and geospatial information systems as tools for population-based and health services research. This interactive session includes opportunities for participants to share their experiences using these methodologies in their own research and discover collaborative opportunities using these and other research methods. 

Program & Agenda

7:45-8:45 a.m. Poster Presentations & Breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:05-9:25 a.m. Program Session
9:30-9:50 a.m. Program Session
9:55-10:15 a.m. Program Session
10:25-11:20 a.m. Program Session
11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Report Takeaways

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts opens July 1, 2024 - Save the Date!

The Research Leadership Network (RLN) Program invites abstracts for poster presentations addressing the conference theme, representing excellence in nursing scholarship.

More details on the submission process will be made available July 1, 2024.


About Research Leadership Network

Stay connected all year long by joining the Research Leadership Network! RLN members benefit from year-round networking and opportunities to foster professional growth and development and participate in information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among fellow nursing faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs at AACN member institutions. Program fees for RLN Network members are discounted. 

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Who Should Attend

Nursing faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs. RLN Members receive a discount.

Conference Venue

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Registration Fees

RLN Program Early
Ends Dec. 16
Starts Dec. 17
RLN Network Member $79 $99
AACN Member $99 $119
AACN Non-Member $199 $219

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  • You may substitute your registration to another individual within your organization. This must be done by contacting the AACN Conference Department via email at
  • If a substitution is not possible, your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:
    1. Cancellation requests received by January 2, 2025, will be refunded minus a non-refundable administrative fee of $30.
    2. No refunds will be given after January 2, 2025, nor will refunds be given for no-shows.
    3. No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged the non-refundable administrative fee as outlined above after the event.
  • Your cancellation request must be submitted in writing to and confirmed by AACN.

Please note: AACN will issue refunds within a 2-week time period of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Event Cancellation by AACN

AACN reserves the right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel this conference and any related group activity for any circumstance beyond AACN's control, including but not limited to emergency, acts of God, government regulations, disaster, strike, and non-fulfilment of minimum group requirements. If AACN cancels an event, every attempt will be made to reschedule or provide a modified virtual offering, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled/virtual event. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, AACN will issue a full refund of the registration fee(s). Any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled/postponed event cannot be refunded under any circumstances as AACN resumes no responsibility for such expenses.

For questions, contact the AACN Membership Assistant, Peri Beckerman